Late Night TV Ratings For October 21-25, 2013

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October 31st, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ DOMINATE TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF OCT. 21-25

 

Leno, Fallon Outperform ABC, CBS Programs in All Key Demo, Total-Viewer Categories

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Oct. 31, 2013 — NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have dominated the broadcast competition for the late-night ratings week of Oct. 21-25.

The two programs outscored the ABC and CBS competition in their respective time periods in every key ratings category — adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. Note that CBS’s lineup was in rebroadcast and Friday’s “Kimmel” was an encore.

“Late Night” generated a 10-month high in viewers 18-49 with 770,000 persons, highest since the show averaged 776,000 during the week of Dec. 17-21, 2012 (the week of “The Voice” finale). “Last Call with Carson Daly” delivered a 13-month high in viewers 18-49 with 477,000 — best since averaging 537,000 during the week of Sept. 3-7, 2012.

Season to date, Leno is off to his biggest start five weeks into a new TV season in three years in 18-49 viewers and total viewers. Fallon is at a four-year high in 18-49 and has generated his biggest overall audience five weeks into a new season in the five years he’s been hosting “Late Night.”

Versus the first five weeks of the year-ago season, Leno is up 13% in 18-49 viewers (with 1.111 million vs. 981,000) and up 9% in total viewers (3.628 million vs. 3.334 million). Fallon is up 25% in 18-49 viewers (791,000 vs. 632,000) so far this season and up 16% in total viewers (1.861 million vs. 1.598 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” is also delivering sizable gains versus the first five weeks of last season, up 21% in 18-49 viewers (434,000 vs. 359,000) and up 11% in total viewers (951,000 vs. 857,000).

“Tonight” has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 49 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 38 of their 42 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 53 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 42 of 42 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 54 of the last 55 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 51 of the last 53 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 42 of 42 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 37 of 39 weeks in total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Oct. 21-25. Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted.  Season-to-date figures are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”)

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 0.9 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.5/2 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.6/3 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.4/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.6/4
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.3/2 *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.4/3 *

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 3.7 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.6 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.5 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.5 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.8 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.4 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 1.0 million viewers *

* “Late Show” and “Late Late Show” were in rebroadcast last week and Friday’s “Last Call” and “Kimmel” were encores.

SEASON TO DATE

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 0.9 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/3
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.7/3

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.4/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.6/4
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.3/3

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 3.6 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.0 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.6 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.6 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.9 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.5 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 1.0 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF OCT. 21-OCT. 25

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.6
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.5

Comedy Central, midnight-12:30 a.m. ET, “@Midnight.” 0.3

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight ET, “Conan,” 0.3

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.0
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.7

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers.

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 1.6 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.2 million

Comedy Central, midnight-12:30 a.m. ET, “@Midnight,” 0.6 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight ET, “Conan,” 0.7 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.0 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million viewers

 

 
  • Gary Middleton

    This week gave Leno his biggest 10 pm lead-in advantage during a broadcast season, I presume, since the previous decade:

    NBC: 2.06
    ABC: 1.78
    CBS: 1.58

    Only doing a 0.8 after The Voice’s 3.6 was costly to Leno’s overnight average. Guessing that’s the kind of thing where they have high hopes for Fallon.

  • Nick

    Weird that Leno can pull a better rating after The Blacklist’s 3.0 than The Voice’s 3.6.

  • Gary Middleton

    Nick, my view is the content of the post-Voice episode had something to do with it. But it’s also possible that by the 10:30 half hour, the 2 hour Voice episode had a much smaller audience than 3.6. And possible that The Blacklist was stronger than 3.0 in its home stretch.

    One of the reasons the local stations like dramas leading into the news is the audience supposedly hangs in there, or even builds, into the closing credits.

  • Gary Middleton

    0.4 overnight for Dave on Monday, which had been his biggest night for many years. Getting interesting over there.

    Jay is running out of Today Show hosts to book.

  • Nifty

    Dumb Hostages is completely ruining Dave and Craig on Monday.

  • GARebelman

    People tend to hang around for procedural more so than reality for local news. That would explain why the Blacklist helps Jay out more than the Voice.

  • Gary Middleton

    Rare 0.3 for Colbert. And Conan delivered a much stronger than usual 0.5 in the face of a sluggish Big Bang number, holding 45% of the viewership.

  • GARebelman

    Unlike last week, Jay actually cracked a 1.0 in the Demo behind the Voice. Though in the 10:30 half hour it was a 3.0 demo and under 10 million viewers.

  • Gary Middleton

    The notions that Jay Leno is a) not liked by other comedians and b) not liked by other talk show hosts were both surgically destroyed by Ellen Degeneres tonight.

    And with that, the Leno Farewell Tour is underway.

    Jay’s booking looks thin after Monday next week. Seems late in the game to have a ‘TBA’ during sweeps.

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